Rafael Cennamo – Spring 2012 Review – Texture Bliss

When viewing Rafael Cennamo’s Spring 2012 presentation, it’s hard to believe this is designers first time showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Collectable dolls is the named inspiration behind this collection. With chiffon as his favorite textile for the season, he plays it up with a mixture of textures, embroidery and pleats. Pieces with sheer panels paired with feathers were stunning.

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story by Ashley Roberts
photos by Pete Cameron Dominkovits

When viewing Rafael Cennamo‘s Spring 2012 presentation, it’s hard to believe this is designers first time showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Collectable dolls is the named inspiration behind this collection. With chiffon as his favorite textile for the season, he plays it up with a mixture of textures, embroidery and pleats. Pieces with sheer panels paired with feathers were stunning.

Cennamo kept the color palette simple: black, white and pops of lilac. “Lilac brings spring alive but color isnt the main focus of the collection. I want it to be about the detailed handwork and the mixture of textures” said the designer.

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